A firm grasp of the pharmacy profession's history and scope is crucial for every student pharmacist. Since its publication in 2003 (and previously under the title Pharmacy Cadence), Pharmacy: An Introduction to the Profession has been a key tool for helping pharmacists-in-training un... derstand the breadth of the field. In this updated third edition, authors L. Michael Posey and Abir (Abby) A. Kahaleh give readers an insider's perspective on the workings of the profession. They revisits key topics such as government regulation, career pathways, membership organizations, communication skills, and ethics. In addition, they address how patient care services are changing the practice of pharmacy. KEY FEATURES: 10 informative chapters, each with learning objectives that explore the scope of the pharmacy profession. Straightforward analysis of top pharmacy issues and the forces shaping the profession. A special chapter on communications in pharmacy by Bruce A. Berger, PhD, BSPharm, one of pharmacy's foremost experts on interpersonal and organizational communication. Fascinating tables that summarize notable pharmacy and world events throughout history. Important resources and contact information on associations, internships, residencies, and periodicals. Key terms defined in the text's margins and compiled in a glossary. Table of Contents:Preface1. A New Vision for Our Profession2. Development of Pharmacy in History as a Healing Profession3. Pharmacy Reborn: From Clinical Services to Pharmacists' Patient Care Services4. Communications in Pharmacy Practice5. Ethics in Pharmacy Practice6. Career Planning: Contemporary Pharmacy Practice Areas 7. Governmental and Voluntary Oversight of Pharmacy8. Pharmacy Associations: Opportunities for Pharmacists and Student Pharmacists9. Using the Pharmacy Literature - and Writing for It10. Postgraduate Educational and Training OpportunitiesGlossaryIndex
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